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St Swithuns Tri

Tamsyn running with her bike at St Swithuns Tri

St Swithuns Tri was to be my second triathlon of the year. It was a new event, so I was looking forward to seeing the venue. I also guessed that some of the route might be similar to the route used in previous years for Winchester Duathlon, which would be Read more…


Hitting new swimming targets

Last night I cycled straight to the lake after work. When I got there Stu was waiting with my swimming kit, so I got changed as quickly as possible. We headed down to the lake and I zipped up my wetsuit. Unfortunately, the rip in it is getting worse and Read more…


First aquathlon of the year

Tonight’s excitement for the Smiths was an aquathlon at Lakeside. We both decided to do the sprint distance (750m swim; 5km run) and managed to get in the water before the start to acclimatise. Lack of time to acclimatise was something that I found difficult last year, but I think Read more…


Grand Shaftesbury Run and Tri weekend

Tamsyn finishing Grand Shaftesbury Run 2015

On Friday 15th May, Stuart and I headed down to Wimborne St Giles in Dorset for the TryTri Grand Shaftesbury Run and Tri weekend. We left home a little late and knew that we would need to set up our tent before it got dark. Unfortunately, we had our first Read more…


May Day Triathlon

Tamsyn finishing May Day Tri with her arms aloft

Last year, my first tri of the season was Good Fri Tri. We missed that because we were travelling to Japan this year. This means the May Day Tri was my first tri of the season. I like to be as organised and prepared as possible. On Saturday afternoon, Stu Read more…


My goals for 2015

I’ve spent the last couple of days discussing the races and events that I want to enter in 2015. Stuart is a firm believer of quality over quantity, whereas I want to enter everything! I quite enjoy doing cross-country running and usually do some of the local cross-country series (CC6) Read more…


Eastleigh Open Water Tri – my first open water tri of the season

Firstly, I want to say a massive thank you to everyone who is following my blog – I started it as a personal record of my progress, so I am delighted that I’ve now got over 800 followers (I hit 802 today)! Thank you so much – it’s such an Read more…


I wasn’t last, even though there was some swimming involved!

Although I’m still tired from last Sunday’s swim, I had already entered tonight’s aquathlon (hosted by the lovely TryTri chaps), so I figured that I’d better just get on with it. We left home a bit late, and I didn’t do a great job of getting myself organised. I thought Read more…


Preparing for Eastleigh Open Water Tri

Eastleigh Open Water Tri is fast approaching (29th June), so I thought I’d better start getting prepared for the event. The swim and the run take place at Lakeside, which is where I’ve done aquathlons and where I first started parkrunning, so I’m familiar with the location, but I had Read more…


HOWSC 100 Sprint triathlon

Tamsyn and Stuart cheering whilst wearing their medals

The HOWSC 100 triathlon took place today at Hampshire Open Water Sports Centre in Fordingbridge, which is about a 30-minute drive away from where I live. The entry was included as part of the triathlon training camp that Stuart and I did back in mid-June. (I don’t think I blogged Read more…